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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on U.S.-China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewable Resources.

Title The power of renewables : opportunities and challenges for China and the United States / Committee on U.S.-China Cooperation on Electricity from Renewable Resources, Policy and Global Affairs Division, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents Introduction -- Resource base -- Technology readiness -- Environmental impacts of renewable electricity generation -- Renewable energy policies, markets, and deployment in China and the United States -- Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy -- U.S.-Chinese cooperation
Summary "The United States and China are the world's top two energy consumers and, as of 2010, the two largest economies. Consequently, they have a decisive role to play in the world's clean energy future. Both countries are also motivated by related goals, namely diversified energy portfolios, job creation, energy security, and pollution reduction, making renewable energy development an important strategy with wide-ranging implications. Given the size of their energy markets, any substantial progress the two countries make in advancing use of renewable energy will provide global benefits, in terms of enhanced technological understanding, reduced costs through expanded deployment, and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relative to conventional generation from fossil fuels. Within this context, the U.S. National Academies, in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the two countries, to highlight prospects for collaboration across the research to deployment chain and to suggest strategies which would promote more rapid and economical attainment of renewable energy goals. Main findings and concerning renewable resource assessments, technology development, environmental impacts, market infrastructure, among others, are presented. Specific recommendations have been limited to those judged to be most likely to accelerate the pace of deployment, increase cost-competitiveness, or shape the future market for renewable energy. The recommendations presented here are also pragmatic and achievable."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-202)
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Subject Biomass energy -- China.
Biomass energy -- United States.
Electric power production -- China.
Electric power production -- United States.
Renewable energy sources -- China.
Renewable energy sources -- United States.
Solar energy -- China.
Solar energy -- United States.
Wind power -- China.
Wind power -- United States.
China -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- China.
Form Electronic book
Author National Academies (U.S.)
Zhongguo gong cheng yuan.
Zhongguo ke xue yuan.
ISBN 0309160014 (electronic bk.)
9780309160018 (electronic bk.)